Non-Fiction DVD Recommendations September 1, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our three non-fiction/documentary DVD suggestions for the week.

Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens

Description: The pioneering astronomer and condemned heretic comes to life in this fascinating film version of Dava Sobel’s best-seller, Galileo’s Daughter. British actor Simon Callow portrays the seventeenth-century genius who defied tradition and years of imprisonment to advance a new vision of the universe, recreated through letters from his devoted daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun.

Dewey Number: DVD 520.92 GAL

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How Smart Are Animals:

Description: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles one of sciences major challenges in each episode of How Smart are Animals? He will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery. Program episodes include: How Smart are Dogs?; How Smart are Dolphins?; How Smart is an Octopus?; and Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex.

Dewey Number: DVD 591.513 HOW

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Les Paul Live in New York:

Description: This Final Performance Tribute all began on Les Paul’s 90th birthday when luminaries from the musical world gathered to celebrate at New York’s historic Iridium Jazz Club. Les and friends ‘jammed’ every Monday for the next four years until the legend left us. Great moments from many of those cool sessions are presented in this tribute to the man who created a sonic boom with the solid-body electric guitar. It’s all here. A tribute the way Les would have wanted it played. About the Collector’s Edition: Les jams live with special guests like Keith Richards, Steve Miller, and Jose Feliciano. Musical luminaries Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, Sonya Hensley and other share their thoughts on Les. Les plays 23 songs, including old favorites like ‘Tennessee Waltz,’ ‘Route 66’ and ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’. 70 Minutes of ‘bonus Features’ including the original rendition of ‘How High the Moon’ with wife Mary Ford. Also includes audio tracks for download!

Dewey Number: DVD 781.64 LES

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